Noah's Anchorage

Hotline for help: 1-866-HELP TEEN (available 9-5pm during renovations)

When it feels like you against the world, the staff at Noah’s Anchorage is here for you. We are currently undergoing renovations in order to better serve the youth that need us.

Noah’s Anchorage is a licensed residential eight-bed runaway and homeless youth shelter for ages 12-17 years old and provides outreach to youth and young adults. Our unique services have been active in the Santa Barbara community for over 45 years and provide a trusted refuge and resource for youth and their families. Our services are available to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All services provided by Noah’s Anchorage are offered at no cost to clients.

Noah’s Anchorage provides:

Temporary shelter and basic need
Counseling for youth and families
Workshops and therapeutic groups on youth issues
“Cooling off” periods
Mobile support services like on the street assistance
Toll-free hotline
Linkage to community referrals
Help setting and meeting goals
Assessing physical and mental health
Securing a place to live
Transportation access

Notice: Noah's Anchorage Renovation Project

We are excited to announce, due to the generosity of the Whimsie Fund and the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, Noah’s will be undergoing a major interior renovation project. In order to ensure a safe and quick project completion, we will be temporarily modifying our services and operations. Please note the calendar of services and location sites provided below.

We will continue to provide updates to our partners and the community as we make progress and as new information is available. At the completion of the renovation project Noah’s will resume 24-hour services (drop-in, residential and crisis telephone line). Thank you for your continued partnership and commitment to serving our youth and young adults.

This does not affect our Transitional Living Program, My Home or the St. George Youth Center in Isla Vista.

Temporary Change of Services
Services are available at The Loft at 821 State St., Suite B (upstairs) for drop in hours between 9-1pm Monday through Friday.

By appointment services at scattered sites:
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:30PM

  • case-management, basic needs support, groups & activities
  • family counseling, referrals, service linkages

*For client services during the temporary closure, to schedule an appointment, or request service information contact: Noah’s Anchorage staff at noahs@ciymca.org
*For additional information, updates regarding the project, and questions contact:

Valerie Kissell
Executive Director
Valerie.Kissell@ciymca.org
(805) 569-1103 ext. 32

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